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Pagliacci 1955Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company

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The countless admirers of Cav & Pag in Glasgow this year had the choice of hearing them in English (with the Carl Rosa company), or, as here, in Italian. Like Anna di Stasio, Lola in the Cavalleria cast, baritone Augusto Frati would return to Scotland as a member of the Edinburgh Festival companies from Naples (1963) and Florence (1969).


The Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company in Glasgow - 1955

The six operas presented were from the core of the Italian repertoire, represented by Verdi (Rigoletto);  Leoncavallo (Pagliacci);  Puccini ( Bohème,  Tosca Madam Butterfly) and Mascagni (Cavalleria Rusticana),

The performance schedule at the King's Theatre, Glasgow, was:

W/c Monday, 21 November;  Mon 21 Bohème;  Tue 22 Cav & Pag;  Wed 23 m Bohème;  Wed 23 e Madam Butterfly;  Thu 24 Rigoletto;  Fri 25 Tosca;  Sat 26 m Madam Butterfly;  Sat 26 e Rigoletto.

W/c Monday, 28 November:  Mon 28 Tosca;  Tue 29 Bohème;  Wed 30 m Tosca;  Wed 30 e Rigoletto;  Thu 1 Dec Cav & Pag;  Fri 2 Madam Butterfly;  Sat 3 m  Cav & Pag;  Sat 3 e Bohème

Cast details from a copy of the programme for the three performances.

Performance Cast

Tonio a player

Lido Pettini

Canio leader of the players

Enzo Cecchetelli

Nedda Canio's wife

Anna Leonelli

Beppe a player

Gian Luigi Colmagro

Silvio a villager

Augusto Frati

First Villager

Giovanni Sellitti

Performance DatesPagliacci 1955

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King's Theatre, Glasgow | Glasgow

22 Nov, 19.30 1 Dec, 19.30 3 Dec, 14.30

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